FY 2020 Funding Opportunities for Tribes

OJP Announces Deadline Extensions

Please note that the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced a 2-week closing date extension for funding opportunities originally scheduled to close between March 16 th  and March 31 st OJP is actively assessing the potential impacts that COVID-19 may have on the FY 2020 grant application process and it is likely that OJP will soon also be extending deadlines for solicitations with April deadlines.

Tribal Specific Funding Opportunities

BJA FY 2020 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses Solicitation
Applications due:   April 24, 2020

The Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses solicitation is designed to assist federally recognized tribes in identifying resource deployment strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with drug overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system. Tribes will have the implementation support from the combined resources and expertise of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other partners. This solicitation is part of a series of solicitations to support national demonstration collaborations to build local capacity and support innovation.

Please see https://www. cossapresources.org/Program/DemoProjects for other initiatives released as part of the effort.

Applicant webinar: March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., ET (Registration for the webinar is required.)

Please register for the webinar at http://s.iir.com/TribalWebinar2020  and submit questions in advance of the webinar to COSSAP@iir.com no later than March 25, 2020. Emails containing questions should include the name and agency of the submitter, email address, and question(s). The applicant webinar will include a presentation about ODMAP that will focus on providing a complete overview of the capabilities of ODMAP and the implementation process.

General Office Of Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Funding Opportunities with Tribes as eligible applicants

OJJDP FY 2020 Family Drug Court Program
Closing Date: April 8, 2020

This program seeks to build the capacity of state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance existing family drug courts or implement statewide or countywide family drug court practices.


OJJDP FY 2020 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
Closing Date: April 13, 2020 

Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts allow for intensive judicial supervision of youth and the provision of treatment to eligible, drug-involved juvenile offenders with the goal of reducing recidivism and substance abuse. The purpose of this solicitation is to implement new JDTCs and provide support to existing JDTCs to enhance treatment services. Applicants are expected to develop and implement a sustainability plan during the grant period to continue operation of the juvenile drug treatment court when the grant ends.


OJJDP FY 2020 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
Closing Date: April 20, 2020

This program will support the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic.


OJJDP FY 2020 Delinquency Prevention Program
Category 2: Tribal Delinquency Prevention Programs: OJJDP-2020-18193
Closing Date: April 21, 2020

This program will provide grants to eligible states or federally recognized tribes to implement evidence-based strategies to address the unmet needs of at-risk or delinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs for juveniles who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system.


OJJDP FY 2020 Reducing the Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities
Closing Date: April 27, 2020

The Reducing the Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities program will provide funding to support states, territories, units of local government, and federally recognized tribes to implement strategies to safely reduce the use of isolation in juvenile facilities.

General Bureau Of Justice Assistance (BJA) Funding Opportunities With Tribes As Eligible Applicants

BJA FY 2020 Improving Community Supervision Outcomes Through Swift, Certain, and Fair Responses
Closing Date: April 28, 2020

This program provides funding to state, local, and tribal community supervision agencies to develop and test new or enhanced applications of the swift, certain, and fair principles of intervention to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people under community supervision.


BJA FY 2020 Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities
Closing Date: April 28, 2020

This program provides funding for state, local, and tribal community corrections agencies to improve supervision capacity to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions.


BJA FY 2020 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program
Closing Date: May 4, 2020

This program provides grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies to support expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of cold case murders associated with civil rights violations.


BJA FY 2020 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program
Closing Date: May 14, 2020

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to enhance drug court services, to include coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services.Additional Resources for the FY 2020 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program:·


BJA FY 2020 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP)
Closing Date: May 21, 2020

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse.


OJJDP FY 2020 Tribal Children’s Advocacy Center Expansion Initiative for Child Abuse Victims
Closing Date: April 7, 2020

This solicitation seeks to expand Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) by providing funding up to $750,000 for 60 months for satellite CACs to address the needs of child victims and their families in tribal communities. If an accredited CAC is the primary applicant for this category, they must include information (i.e. tribal authorizing resolution) detailing coordination with the federal recognized tribe(s) located in the proposed service area to maximize support for the satellite CAC. Federally recognized tribes should include detailed information on the accredited CAC they are working with to develop a satellite CAC.

Additional Resources for OJJDP FY 2020 Tribal Children’s Advocacy Center Expansion Initiative for Child Abuse Victims Solicitation:


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR)
Closing Date: May 4, 2020

The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). In addition to focusing on OUD, recipients may also address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including cocaine and methamphetamine. This is a 2 year grant with annual funding of up to $1,800,000. All applicants MUST register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately.

Webinar on How to Register and Apply in eRA (including Q&A):

SAMHSA will be hosting two webinars on Wednesday, March 11 th : 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET and Thursday, March 26 th : 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET. The webinar is for prospective TOR applicants and will discuss how to register for the eRA System, how to use the eRA System to initiate and fill out applications, and how to submit completed applications. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

Participants can join the event directly at:

https://www.mymeetings.com/emeet/join/index.jsp?customHeader=mymeetings&netId=RWXW1001678&netPass=8882508&netType=conference&acceptTerms=on